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Fievet Pharmacy kicks off Wills Memorial Hospital Month

Fievet Pharmacy’s (l-r) Lisa Stroika, Andie Bridges, Tracy West, Jane Anderson, Cindy Piela, and Emily Tanner show off their support for Wills Memorial Hospital Month. More...

Now is the time to sign up for Miss Wilkes Co. Pageant

Young ladies from all over Washington Wilkes are signing up now for the ninth annual Miss Wilkes County Pageant, set for Saturday, March 12, but there seems to be a little confusion about the theme, pageant director Ashley Barnett said.  More...

County’s newest firefighters feel the heat in training

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The Office Cat

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The Office Cat

Herbert Bailey, who nearly always reports the first martins (birds) to arrive in Wilkes County, called to tell me the first two had arrived at his gourds on February 22 at 5 p.m. I haven’t had any other reports on the martin activity. l  More...

Opinions

Speculation abounds on what went ‘BOOM’ Saturday night; does anybody know for sure?

Well, something made a big, big BOOM Saturday night about 10:30, but nobody seems to know what it was. Since nobody knows, allow me to speculate.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Book Review

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Obituaries

Charlene Mills Binns

Funeral services for Charlene Mills Binns of Washington were held Saturday, February 27, at Springfield Baptist Church with interment and benediction at Booker’s Chapel Baptist Church cemetery following. Bishop Rev. More...

Betty Ann Epps Scoggins

Funeral services for Betty Ann Epps Scoggins, 73, of Washington, were held Thursday, February 25, at 11 a.m. at Callaway Chapel in Union Point with Rev. Joyce Wilkinson officiating. Interment followed at Greenlawn Cemetery in Union Point. More...

Personalities

Haley Ward and Jacob Thornton to marry August 13 in Hiawassee

Darla and Mark Ward of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Haley, of Athens, to Jacob Thornton of Siloam, son of Lisa and Steven Thornton of Adairsville.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Jimmye Harmon and the late Haro More...

Emma Claire DeWeese dedicated February 14 in Donalsonville

Emma Claire DeWeese, daughter of Kristen and Jason DeWeese of Donalsonville, was dedicated at the First Church of the Nazarene in Donalsonville on Valentine’s Day, Sunday, February 14.  Emma Claire wore a white eyelet heirloom christening More...

Pilot Club meeting to feature program on Soto March 15

The Kettle Creek Pilot Club will present guest speaker Tena Blakey at its meeting Tuesday, March 15, at 6 p.m. at Talk of the Town.  Mrs. More...

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Barnett won't run for senate - Free Access

Mayor will continue to serve the town he loves

Despite the urging of dozens of leaders state-wide to leave his post to run for state senate, Washington Mayor Ames McGill Barnett says he is staying right where he is. More...

Qualifying starts Monday for Wilkes County offices

With candidates’ signs popping up all over the county indicating some contested offices, campaigns are clearly well underway for Wilkes County offices, and candidates are set to qualify beginning Monday morning for the May 24 partisan and non-p More...

Trimming trees is just the start

Tree experts from Arbor Equity Inc. More...

Madison man’s alleged assaults lead monthly roundup of Wilkes Co. busts

A North Georgia man visiting at Holliday Park campground last August has been arrested and charged with felony aggravated sexual battery.  More...

That big boom Saturday night still a mystery, but speculation leans toward explosive target

A loud explosion Saturday night near Washington lit up social media with speculation about everything from explosive rifle targets to aliens, but no one seems to know what the source was.  More...

Celebrating 31 years as a Tree City

Washington Mayor Ames Barnett signs the annual proclamation commemorating Arbor Day in the city of Washington, along with Tree Board members (l-r) Laura Toburen, Mike Hardy, Bobby Mills, Bob Haughey, More...

News

4-H pre-clubbers’ record books place among state’s best entries

Two Wilkes County 4-H’ers won high honors in the Market Goat Record Book competition in Perry at the 2016 Georgia Junior National Livestock Show. More...

Merrill Dresch is top speller

Fifth grader Merrill Dresch is the winner of the Wilkes County Spelling Bee held recently at Washington Wilkes Elementary School. More...

Kiwanis Talent Showcase set March 18 at W-WES

The 34th annual Kiwanis Art and Talent Showcase will be held on Friday, March 18, at 7 p.m. in the Washington Wilkes Elementary School cafeteria. The art entry deadline is March 7 at 10 a.m. More...

Sports

Tigers lose to Bulldogs and Spartans; region doubleheader set for weekend

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger baseball team dropped two more games last week. The good news is that neither was a region loss.  On Friday night, February 26, W-W lost a road game to the Thomson Bulldogs. More...

Meredith Gunter shows supreme champ in Junior Steer and Heifer Show on Sat.

Senior Wilkes County FFA member Meredith Gunter was the top local exhibitor at last Saturday’s 62nd annual Junior Steer and Heifer Show as she came away with top honors for the Champion Commercial Heifer which was also awarded as the Supreme Ch More...

Spring training is a welcome sight

BASEBALL’S BEST

“People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.” – Rogers Hornsby (Hall of Fame).  More...

Worship

Pre-K builds the foundation for long-term success

The state of Georgia currently serves 84,000 Pre-K students. The Pre-K program began in 1992 and served 750 students. The program began to expand in 1993 when lottery funds were utilized to help with funding.  More...

First Baptist plans Easter cantata for Sunday, March 20

Washington’s First Baptist Church will present an Easter cantata on Sunday afternoon, March 20, at 3:30 p.m. in the church sanctuary.  More...

Rev. Alan Smith is speaker at W-WSAR Feb. meeting

At a recent W-WSAR chapter meeting, Rev. D. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

New Ford Baptist Church will have its annual Family and Friends Day worship service at 2 p. m. on Sunday March 13. The public is invited. Dinner will be served in the church fellowship hall after the service. . More...